Marshal Bozzo Joins Debevoise as Counsel in the Insurance Regulatory Practice

3 May 2021

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP announced today that Marshal Bozzo joined the firm’s New York office as counsel in the Insurance Regulatory Practice. Mr. Bozzo comes to Debevoise from the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS), where he led the Department’s team of insurance regulatory lawyers as the Deputy General Counsel for Insurance.

At Debevoise, Mr. Bozzo will focus on developing and executing regulatory strategies for clients involved in transactions in the insurance sector, and counseling financial institutions, including banks and insurance companies, facing investigations or enforcement actions from insurance regulators, state attorneys general and prosecutors.

“Insurance companies continue to face a highly dynamic regulatory environment, especially as it relates to new technologies, innovative products and business models and ESG issues, and we are focused on adding top talent to meet their growing needs,” said Eric Dinallo, Chair of the Insurance Regulatory Group. “Marshal’s broad-gauged experience with insurance law and his deep experience with one of the industry’s lead regulators will expand our ability to help clients achieve their business goals and navigate current and emerging regulatory concerns.”

As head of the insurance lawyer group in the DFS Office of the General Counsel, Mr. Bozzo developed, with his team, legal, regulatory, and policy analyses and guidance for senior DFS leadership across a range of issues, including cybersecurity, cyber insurance and ransomware, climate change, reinsurance, and technology, including accelerated underwriting of life insurance policies and data models. He also analyzed novel insurance products and business models regarding legal and regulatory compliance and public policy and consumer protection issues, including regarding rebating and unfair discrimination.

Debevoise’s global insurance practice brings decades of experience to the most complex insurance industry transactions, high-stakes disputes and challenging regulatory engagements. The team is consistently engaged for major insurance industry mergers and acquisitions, intricate financings against an evolving regulatory backdrop, restructurings and a host of other transactions. The firm has particular experience in New York Insurance Law and in matters before the New York State Department of Financial Services.

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